Vinod Hindocha (Father of Anni Dewani) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Vinod Hindocha is a Swedish electrical engineer. He is the father of Anni Dewani who was murdered on 13 September 2010 when she was on her honeymoon with her husband Shrien Dewani in South Africa.


Vinod Hindocha was born on Saturday, 14 January 1950 (age 71 years; as of 2021) in Soroti, Uganda. his Zodiac sign is Capricorn. He did his school education from a Senior Secondary School Soroti Uganda. [1]

Physical Appearance

Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper

Eye Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

The information about his parents is not available on the internet.

Wife & Children

He got married to Nilam Hindocha on 23 June 1967. The couple has three children. A son named Anish Hindocha and two daughters named Ami Denborg and Anni Dewani.

Vinod Hindocha (second from right), Ami Denborg (first from right), Nilam Hindocha (third from right), Anish Hindocha (first from left), Ashok Hindocha (second from left)

Vinod Hindocha’s brother’s name is Ashok Hindocha.

Statements By Vinod Hindocha

Vinod Hindocha came forward in media many times after he sued Shrien Dewani in the murder of his daughter Anni Dewani. In media conferences, Vinod put the blame on Shrien and said that he hide his bisexual identity for three and half years from Vinod’s family and his daughter before marriage. He further added that he dragged Shrien Dewani in court not for the money Vinod spent on his daughter’s wedding but for the killing of Anni just for nothing. He said,

This is our last message to Shrien Dewani: please give us the answers.”

Vinod Hindocha further claimed that if he would have known that Shrien had slept with the male prostitutes in Birmingham then as a father, he would never let Anni Dewani marry Shrien. This news was a shock to the Hindocha family that their son-in-law is gay. Vinod also stated that the marriage between Anni and Shrien was fake and a drama. He added,

Which father in the world, including me, would allow their daughter to marry a person who sleeps with men? I don’t think anybody would.”

Literary Work on Anni Dewani

In 2015, a book titled ‘Anni Dewani: A Father’s Story’ was written by Vinod Hindocha in the loving memory of his daughter Anni Dewani. In this book, he narrated the memories of Anni Dewani from her childhood till her murder. A Uk based reporter named Shekhar Bhatia was the publisher of this book. The trials of Anni Dewani was covered by Shekhar Bhatia in the Capetown court. Vinod Hindocha stated in his book that the news of Anni Dewani and Shrien Dewani‘s kidnapping was told to him by Shrien’s father. Over the phone, Shrien’s father said,

Vinod, Anni and Shrien have been kidnapped.”

In one of the emotional incidents, Vinod Hindocha penned that the news of Anni’s murder was explained to him by Shrien’s brother Preyen over the phone as he was in regular touch with the Capetown police regarding the missing of Anni Dewani. He was also told about the recovery of Anni’s body. Preyen said,

They shot Anni.”


  • In the 1970s, the Asians were expelled out of Uganda by its president Idi Amin. Vinod Hindocha and his parents moved to Sweden from Uganda in search of shelter. In Sweden, Vinod and his wife Nilam Hindocha began picking strawberries to earn their livelihood. He works as an Electrical Technician at Mariestads Elautomatik Fastighet AB.
  • In 2015, while repairing a lift near his home, Vinod Hindocha severed his arm when the lift fell on him.

    Vinod Hindocha while on a visit to the doctor

  • Vinod drinks alcohol occasionally.

    Vinod Hindocha while drinking alcohol

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